All seemed lost when Seamus, an Australian Shepherd, was thought to have been swept away by floodwaters while on a walk with his owner, Emilie Brill, in San Bernadino County.
But rescuers were able to find the dog partly because his mom had put an AirTag on his collar.
Seamus was walking with his owner when he pulled away and ended up in a flood control basin.
He was then pulled away by the water, disappeared from view, and crawled into a nearby access tube.
The dog’s owner explained, “He got away from me, and he just went down into this drainage. The water was going so fast I think all it took was one paw in that water and he was gone“.
Witnesses then assisted Brill in summoning emergency services and rescuers, who wasted no time diving into action to try to locate Seamus.
Thankfully, Seamus was wearing a collar with both an ID tag and an AirTag for additional protection. Using this, plus the sound of Seamus’ barks, first responders the pup nearly a mile downstream from where he first entered the storm drain.
The San Bernadino County Fire Department shared a detailed account of events on Facebook:
We hope this story of Seamus’ rescue serves as a reminder to get your furry friends an ID tag and, if possible, an AirTag.
If you live in areas prone to flooding or have an active pet that often runs away, it may be best to invest in an AirTag for extra protection.
With its GPS tracking capabilities, AirTag can help track and locate your pet, even in difficult-to-reach places.
Seamus’ story is just one of many that demonstrate the value of AirTag and its ability to protect pets from harm’s way.
So, if you’re a pet parent, consider investing in an AirTag for your beloved pet today!
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Mike Schuttler says
Air Tags are great but we put the Chip in our dog. They don’t fall off.